Monday, October 29, 2012

Polka Dot Pumpkin

This weekend our family carved pumpkins. Because "Sandy" is headed into Pennsylvania tonight we decided it would be best if we did our pumpkins a few days early. Trick or Treat has already been postponed from Wednesday to Saturday in our town as everyone anticipates the worst.

As you can see in this picture my husband is in on the act too. One of the things that I love about this man is that he is creative and he can build things. So, instead of using a knife or pumpkin carving tools for his pumpkin - he brought out a drill and Sawzall to do the job!

(Meanwhile my oldest daughter decided to wear her Batgirl costume - that she just purchased at Goodwill earlier in the day - to carve pumpkins.) Gotta love my family.

This actually is a much easier way to carve a pumpkin in my opinion. I've always struggled cutting them with a household knife - or with the little saws that come in those pumpkin carving kits.

"Curly" pumpkin guts are made from the drill. These would be cool to use some how. I could see a fake hand coming up from a bowl of these.

A Sawzall was used to cut a hole in the bottom for a candle. This particular pumpkin was so hard that only a power tool would do the job.

Here is the finished result. A Polka Dot Pumpkin! I love it!

Hope your Halloween is a fun one. May you stay safe from Sandy's path.


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